This half-day workshop provides participants with relevant strategies and tips to most effectively manage their time and work. Based on the principles of the Time Management Matrix (also known as the Eisenhower Matrix and popularised by Steven Covey, right), this training focuses on helping participants learn to increase their productivity by understanding what tasks and responsibilities are most essential to their role.
Anyone who wants to learn how to get more accomplished by better time management.
- Identify time wasters and possible strategies to minimize them
- Develop methods to set priorities: for yourself, for others, for a team or department
- Create appropriate and effective time management techniques
- Enhance their sense of personal fulfillment to get more done
Specific Points of Emphasis
The Time Management Matrix is the simplest model to help people understand the distinctions between Important and Urgent. All tasks are a combination of the two attributes.
- Urgent and Important – such as a deadline for submitting a sales report
- Important and Not Urgent – such as long-term planning
- Urgent and Not Important – such as dealing with interruptions
- Not Urgent and Not Important – such as activities that take too much time
U.S. President Dwight Eisenhower – who championed the original program in the 1950s – once said: “What is important is seldom urgent, and what is urgent is seldom important.”
Participants bring their current ‘to-do’ to their workshop: a formal calendar, a personal diary, online tools – even an impromptu list scribbled on a writing pad. Rather than giving people a new system to learn and trial, the workshop applies the easy-to-understand principles of the Time Management Matrix to what they currently use. Depending upon the participants’ skills and interests, the workshop may also branch into related topics, such as:
- Dealing with external influences, such as managing the boss, the team, organisational systems and politics
- Dealing with ‘internal’ influences, such as procrastination and assertiveness
- Juggling professional vs. personal tasks
The maximum number of participants is 20. The minimum is 6.
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